The Darwin Waterfront precinct is managed by the Darwin Waterfront Corporation which is separate to the municipality of Darwin which is managed by City of Darwin council.
Pay and display parking meters apply for all on-street and off street parking areas within at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct.

Paid parking applies seven days for the multi-level car parks on Kitchener Drive and the Darwin Convention Centre. Paid parking also applies on weekdays between 8am and 5pm for on-street parking and off street parking including Kitchener Drive, Anchorage Court, Stokes Hill Road Car Parks (A, B and rear Convention Centre) and Jervois Road Car Park.

The Corporation has introduced a credit card acceptance at all Darwin Waterfront parking meter locations.  The new electronic payment system offers greater convenience for drivers, allowing for the quick and safe payment of parking transactions through the use of all mainstream Chip & PIN credit cards.  Furthermore, the enablement of contactless technology allows users of Darwin Waterfront’s services to pay even more efficiently, delivering the highest levels of convenience and security.

If you insert your coins into the machine and don’t receive a ticket, or your coins get jammed and they’re the last coins you’ve got, report the number of the faulty parking meter to Corporation on 08 8999 5155. You must then use the nearest available pay and display machine.

Please note: Parking meters can only accept up to 25 coins and do not give change or accept 5 cent pieces.

For more information contact the Corporation directly at or by calling 08 8999 5155 during office hours Monday to Friday.

Kitchener Drive Multi-level Car park Charges:

Park up to 2 hours – FREE
Up to 3 hours – $2
Up to 4 hours – $4
Up to 5 hours – $9
Up to 6 hours – $13
Up to 7 hours – $15
Up to 8 hours – $17
Up to 9 hours – $19
Up to 10 hours – $21
Up to 11 hours – $23
Up to 16 hours – $33
Up to 24 hours – $33
Lost tickets are charged at $17.00.

Please validate your ticket at pay station on ground floor and pay before returning to your vehicle. You have 15 minutes to exit the car park before your exit pass becomes null and void.

Entry to the car park is available between 7am and 10pm daily. Once you are inside you can exit the car park at anytime (24hrs).

On street car parks

Paid parking applies on weekdays for all car parks between the hours of 8am and 5pm.
Parking on Kitchener Drive is $2.00 per hour for a maximum of 2 hours.
Parking on the developed side of Anchorage Court is $2.00 per hour for a maximum of 2 hours. Parking on the undeveloped side of Anchorage Court and is $5.00 for 9 hours or $2.00 per hour.

Off street car parks
Paid parking applies on weekdays for all Darwin Waterfront off-street car parks.

Darwin Convention Centre
The Porte Cochere is a drop off point only. Parking in this area is restricted to Darwin Convention Centre clients.
The basement car park is open 24 hours and charged at a flat rate of $5 per day. If parking at Darwin Waterfront overnight, this car park is an affordable option at $10 (at $5 per day). For more information visit

Disabled parking
The Precinct provides disabled car parking in the following locations:
Multi-storey car park – 5 spaces located on levels 2 and above close to the lifts.
Stokes Hill Road car park A – 3 spaces
Stokes Hill Road car park B – 2 space
Jervois Road car park – 2 spaces
Stokes Hill Wharf – 3 spaces

Motorcycle & Scooter Parking
The Precinct provides free parking daily in designated motorcycle bays for motorcycles & scooters on the Kitchener Drive (14 spaces) and Stokes Hill Road Area A car park (4 spaces).

Parking is also available for motorcycles and scooters in the Kitchener Drive Multi-level Car Park and at the Convention Centre basement car park, however normal charges apply for both car park locations.

Infringement Notices
The Darwin Waterfront Corporation has the power to issue on-the-spot fines, otherwise known as infringement notices for a range of offences which contravene the By-Laws or other relevant legislation. Specifically, the Corporation can issue infringement notices in relation to parking and other traffic regulations, By-Law offences, animal control issues and littering.

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